Song Lyric Sunday: Lights – ‘I Saw The Light’

“There was not another soul in sight Only you, only you” This week’s theme for Helen’s ‘Song Lyric Sunday’ is Lights. That gave me a little pause for thought, but I soon remembered this little beauty from 1972 (a great year for little beauties, by the way). Todd Rundgren goes pop – and none the…

Song Lyric Sunday: Days – ‘Days’

“I won’t forget a single day, believe me” Talk about sticking to the brief. For this week, Helen has set the theme of ‘Days’ for Song Lyric Sunday. So here is ‘Days’ by The Kinks. Which was also – not really surprisingly – the first thing that came to mind. Plus it’s a wonderful song.…

Song Lyric Sunday: Seeing – ‘Visions of Johanna’

This week, Sarah at On The Way To The Barre has provided the theme of ‘Seeing’ for Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge. No problem this time; I’m going with my first, instinctive, idea – a song that, if Genius is to be believed, was described by Andrew Motion, the former Poet Laureate, as having the…

Song Lyric Sunday: Unity – ‘We Can Be Together’

We have to thank Felicia Denise for coming up with this week’s theme of ‘Unity’ for Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge. This time I’ve followed my preferred route of going with the first song that came to mind when I saw the prompt. In this case it’s the opening track on Jefferson Airplane’s 1969 album…

Song Lyric Sunday: Numbers – ’If Six Was Nine’

Last week, I proudly asserted that, as a general rule, I try to go with my first instincts when responding to Song Lyric Sunday prompts. This time, though, it may be a case of all the best rules being more honoured in the breach than the observance. That’s because Helen has chosen the theme of…

Song Lyric Sunday: Earth – ‘We Can Run’

Being neither eco-warrior nor climate-change denier, I have no particular sabre to rattle in coming up with a song to match Helen’s theme of ‘Earth’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. Rather like fellow-contributor Brandejwin, I went for a song from a ‘psychedelic rock’ group formed in 1965 in San Francisco, but in my case…